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Book of the Week: Dusk Lingers


Issa is arguably the most popular haiku poet of all time. His emotional plaints touch the heartstrings of all of us across the centuries, pointed up nicely on this broadsheet of translations by Dennis Maloney (White Pine Press, 2005).

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.

Winter seclusion all night, listening to mountain rain
This world of dew, just a world of dew, and yet . . .
Insects on a branch floating downstream still singing
Mountain temple from the veranda —the voice of deer
The withered moor; a pheasant flies up surprising me
A spring day: wherever there is water dusk lingers

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  1. Thank you – I enjoyed the post of Issa’s poems, translated by Dennis Maloney, and also the large print version in THF Digital Library. Also like Jim’s introduction – “emotional plaints” touching our “heartstrings.”

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